Preparations in full swing for India Test series at Antigua
Updated - Apr 17, 2016 11:40 am
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua has upped its preparation to host India- West Indies in the upcoming Test series. The venue has not got an official word yet but they have already begun the preparation anticipating an exciting news from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
Sports Minister E.P. Chet Greene has said they had got “verbal information” that the tour would go ahead. Officials at the island’s premier cricket venue, the Vivian Richards Stadium, had started putting things in place, reports CMC.
“We are waiting for the official communiqué but the verbal information is yes, the Test series is happening,” Greene told the Observer newspaper.
“But even at the level of preparation at the stadium, we have already started the work because we don’t want to get the announcement and then we find ourselves short of time.”
Greene also praised the stadium team for their commitment to moving quickly to spruce up preparations.
WICB president Dave Cameron confirmed last month that the four-Test tour would go ahead in July and August but specific dates and venues have not been announced.
The tour had been in risk for some time after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended bilateral ties with the WICB following the controversial abandoned tour of India two years ago. However, the announcement put an end to the uncertainty that has surrounded the series which listed on the ICC’s Future Tours Programme.
Antigua last hosted a Test during England’s tour of the Caribbean last year, when the first Test ended in a tense draw.